Mumbai, Apr 28: In a veiled yet a channelized attack on Raj Thackeray and his Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray remarked that MNS is nothing but a carbon copy of his own party.
"A lot of duplicates have come up...maybe with my blessings. They copy whatever I say. That is their agenda. They look like carbon copy of Shiv Sena before people," Thackeray said.
Sena chief, however, did not directly name MNS or his estranged nephew. The statement was published in party mouthpiece Saamna on Wednesday, Apr 28.
"I had said in my speech at the first public meeting of Sena on October 22, 1966 that there should be a permit system to stop the hordes of migrants to Mumbai," the Sena founder said.
Bal Thackeray also attacked those who called Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus as CST.
"Call the station by its full name," he said.
It is interesting to note that in Mar 2010, Raj Thackeray had failed to call the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus even by that name. The MNS founder had invited a lot of criticism for referring to CST as VT (Victoria Terminus), its former name.